CNN: Fix is in — First question to Hillary will be about Trump tape

Trump comments vote pollOn Sunday, CNN let the cat out of the bag, announcing that the very first question in Sunday’s debate will be about the tape of lewd comments made by GOP nominee Donald Trump 11 years ago — and the question will go to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

According to CNN:

Moderators Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC have adjusted their plan for the debate in light of the Trump tape, sources told CNNMoney.

While everything is subject to change until air time, an ABC source said — perhaps confirming the obvious — that Trump and Clinton will both be prompted to address the matter.

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A coin toss by the Commission on Presidential Debates determined that Clinton will speak first.

While the debates are hosted by the commission, not the television networks, Raddatz and Cooper have been in debate prep with producers from their respective networks.

The gender dynamics — a man and a woman moderating together while another man and woman face off in a town hall format — will be unmissable.

Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s top advisors, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump will “probably” apologize for the tape again when he is on stage Sunday night.

No doubt, moderators will ignore Hillary’s history regarding her husband’s lewd actions…

CNN added:

One of the goals, according to two sources, is to involve the town hall participants as much as possible. “This is the peoples’ debate,” one of the sources said.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the debate prep process is tightly controlled and limited to a small circle of people.

Cooper and Raddatz have declined interview requests in the run-up to the debate. NBC’s Lester Holt adopted the same no-interviews approach before he moderated the first presidential debate of the season on September 26.


Will anyone ask Hillary anything about her decades-long career of lying and scheming her way to the top or her many lies?  I doubt it.


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